Carolyn Desalu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Carolyn:

School is in session: Must-have back-to-school items

Next week, Atlanta Public Schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools and Cobb County Schools will be in session. Fulton and DeKalb follow the next week. → Read More

Juneteenth celebrations in metro Atlanta

Juneteenth, a June 19 holiday, recognizes the last African American slaves being freed in 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamatio → Read More

Memorial Day events in metro Atlanta this weekend and beyond

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the one many people look forward to — summer Fridays at work and vacation, anyone? Celebrate the ho → Read More

Great gifts for graduates at every level

Here, more than a dozen gifts to help graduates feel loved and prepared for what’s next (and we won’t tell if you treat yourself to a gift or two, too). → Read More

More than a dozen gifts show Moms how much she is appreciate this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, which will occur Sunday, May 8, is an opportune time to celebrate moms-to-be, mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers who have, and continue to do things to make life easier, cleaner, tastier and even more entertaining. → Read More

Experts offer tips to make outdoor spaces feel just like home

Now that spring is officially here with summer-like weather in tow, it’s time to head outside, at home. Decorate a balcony, patio, porch or backyard to create a relaxing outdoor oasis, work-from-home space with a backdrop of beautiful oversize planters or a warm and welcoming place for family gatherings and play. → Read More

Keep it simple: Get in shape and enjoy a fitness routine with bikes

Spring arrives this month and with it, daylight saving time which means more hours of sunshine. To celebrate the season and get in shape, keep workouts simple and on your own time by biking. → Read More

Alternative ways to spend your Valentine’s Day

Think outside the chocolate box this Valentine’s Day. Opt for a slew of fun alternatives such as an online culinary class that family and friends can enjoy together; a romantic do-it-yourself special event featuring lots of love notes, a bubble bath and wine; and a way to plant roots that last beyond Feb. 14. For those who are planning to pop the question, are currently engaged or looking to… → Read More

The benefits of paper planners

How is your year starting off? → Read More

The 2021 Christmas gift list: Luxury and aspirational gifts

For those with big budgets and willing to splurge this Christmas, give gifts that are luxurious, aspirational and feature dazzling, fast and relaxing characteristics. Present bestie or a significant other with an adults-only Caribbean getaway to slow down and enjoy quiet time somewhere warm. Adorn a dining table with wine and an accompanying holder that’s a work of art. The gift of a robotic mop… → Read More

The 2021 gift list: Presents from 10 Black-owned brands

Throughout this Christmas season, complete your shopping list while supporting Black-owned businesses, including local entrepreneurs with brick-and-mo → Read More

The 2021 Christmas gift guide: Gifts for the home

There are things to keep everyone warm and cozy and others to keep the home a little more organized. Continue reading to find just the right present for family, friends and significant others. → Read More

The 2021 Christmas tech gift list: Gadgets and things for techies

The 2021 Christmas tech gifts guide features a bevy of gadgets that are useful, cool and accessible to various budgets. There’s an item that can trans → Read More

The 2021 Christmas gift guide: 8 presents teens will appreciate

Teens are a special group of Christmas gift recipients. Sometimes they want everything and other times, nothing, which makes it challenging for relati → Read More

The 2021 Christmas subscription gift list: Gifts that keep giving

Check your naughty and nice list then send a Christmas gift that goes beyond this holiday season with subscription services. → Read More

Get them now: The 2021 hottest toys list

Picking the perfect Christmas present for children can be simple, but most kids (especially the ones in my family), have a full catalog of toys they w → Read More

Gift guide 2021: The best gifts for babies and toddlers

Good things come in small and large packages, and for babies and toddlers, it is especially important to pick the right Christmas present according to → Read More

Filled with treats: 10 events to celebrate Halloween throughout metro Atlanta

Gear up and get into the Halloween spirit with a variety of activities that allow families, adults and pets to participate in fun-filled events. Comfo → Read More

Cool off at these 8 places in Atlanta and beyond this summer

Some like it hot, but when it’s time to cool off, metro Atlanta locales and a few spots further down the road offer a variety of options. → Read More

9 lovely gifts to celebrate Mother’s Day

Here's what to buy mom for Mother's Day in 2021. → Read More